6 Hacks For An Anti-Aging Body-Care Routine
Aging skin is something we hold with pride: we love little wrinkles and lines that make us unique. We also want to make sure we’re taking care of our skin’s little details daily, whether that means embracing them, or reaching for products that work to smooth them out if we so choose. If you’re one to reach for anti-aging products, we rounded up some key routine habits to pick up on the daily. And even if you’re not — these will benefit your skin no matter its maturity.
Kiss Dry Skin Goodbye
If you’re feeling a little dry, know you’re not alone. Lack of skin hydration needs to be met with frequent use of body lotions, creams, or butters — cue Kiehl’s Creme De Corps. Every day when you hop out of the shower, pat yourself dry, and while the skin is still slightly damp apply the body moisturizer of your choice in gentle upward circular motions, the same way you’d apply moisturizer to the skin on your face. Even better, use an invigorating body scrub like the Fur Silk Scrub while in the shower to help slough away at any dull skin right before your moisturize.
Never Skip SPF
If there’s one non-negotiable when it comes to any skin-care routine — it’s to never skip out on SPF (our favorite as of late is the La Roche-Posay Athelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen) When applying SPF to your complexion in the morning, consider the areas of your body that will be exposed to sunlight and apply sunscreen there. And while you’re at it, keep a travel-sized bottle of body sunscreen in your purse — along with your face sunscreen — to reapply throughout the day as needed.
Self Tanner or Bust
Instead of subjecting your skin to the potential aging effects of UV rays in the name of a golden glow, reach for self-tanning products. Self-tanner can help create the illusion of bronzed skin, without the negative side effects of the sun’s rays. We love the St. Tropez Purity Bronzing Water Mousse for this because it’s lightweight, water-based and user-friendly.
Just like you would apply concealer to the spots on your complexion, try applying camouflaging body makeup to dark spots everywhere else if you’re looking to conceal them. We love the Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup because it has a rich pigment, is great for every skin type and is so powerful it can even cover up tattoos.
Anti-Aging Serums FTW
Take your hydration game to the next level by mixing a few drops of your favorite antioxidant-rich anti-aging facial serum into your body moisturizer and massaging into the skin post-shower or bath. Antioxidants can help to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from environmental skin aggressors. What’s more? They can help to brighten the appearance of dull-looking skin and promote a youthful-looking glow. We love the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Give Your Hands Some Love
Did you know that the skin on your hands is one of the first areas on your body to show signs of aging? It’s true! Show them some love by adding another layer of TLC to your regimen with a moisturizer like Hands Rose Cream by Lanolips.